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Creatures of the Deep and Treasure Maps of the Ocean Floor

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Guest Speakers |Lecture Archive 2013 |Oceanography

Creatures of the Deep and Treasure Maps of the Ocean Floor

Lecture date: July 16, 2013.

New sophisticated technologies developed in the last ten to twenty years hold tremendous potential for mapping and interpreting the ocean in unprecedented detail. This talk focused on recent technical advances in mapping the deepest parts of our planet. The development of deep ocean mapping technologies is important not only for scientific discovery, but also to meet additional demands in government and conservation.

Dawn Wright was appointed chief scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute in 2011. She maintains an affiliated faculty appointment as professor of geography and oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. She has participated in more than twenty oceanographic research expeditions, including three dives in the Alvin submersible

Video Posted: August 1, 2013 | Running time: 47:16

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